Environment & Energy

Our planet faces unprecedented environmental challenges, threatening ecosystems, species, coastal communities, and all too often, human life itself. Heading the list of threats is climate change, with its promise of drastic environmental, economic, and cultural upheaval. But we also face persistent problems of air and water pollution, toxic wastes, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and other Great Waters, and protecting natural resources and wildlife.

Central to the environmental health of the nation and the planet is decreasing our dependence on energy derived from burning fossil fuels. Our continued reliance on these sources is literally endangering the planet's ability to sustain life as we know it. Yet many policymakers, with the financial and rhetorical support of energy companies bent on making a profit at the cost of the planet's health, continue to resist desperately needed reforms. Read about CPR’s work protecting the environment in reports, testimony, op-eds and more. Use the search box to narrow the list.

Shutting the Door on Environmental Debate

Shutting the Door on Environmental Debate

Type: Op-Eds (March 5, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
Guard public; test chemicals before release

Guard public; test chemicals before release, by Carl Cranor

Type: Op-Eds (March 1, 2011)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor
'Reckless' chemical laws turn people into guinea pigs

Reckless' chemical laws turn people into guinea pigs, by Carl Cranor

Type: Op-Eds (March 1, 2011)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor
The BP Catastrophe: When Hobbled Law and Hollow Regulation Leave Americans Unprotected

The BP Catastrophe: When Hobbled Law and Hollow Regulation Leave Americans Unprotected, CPR White Paper 1101

Type: Reports (Jan. 26, 2011)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Sidney Shapiro, William Andreen, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans

Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans, CPR White Paper 1102

Type: Reports (Jan. 24, 2011)
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Author(s): William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Setting Priorities for IRIS: 47 Chemicals that Should Move to the Head of the Risk-Assessment Line

Setting Priorities for IRIS: 47 Chemicals that Should Move to the Head of the Risk-Assessment Line, CPR White Paper 1010

Type: Reports (Dec. 20, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Comments to EPA on proposed rulemaking on coal ash

Comments from Rena Steinzor to the EPA on its proposed rulemaking on coal ash

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 19, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
November 19, 2010, Steinzor Comments on EPA's Coal Ash Proposal: Effort to Regulate Toxic Coal Ash Hijacked by Faulty, OMB-Generated, Economic Estimates of High Costs.
November 19, 2010, Steinzor Comments on EPA's Coal Ash Proposal: Effort to Regulate Toxic Coal Ash Hijacked by Faulty, OMB-Generated, Economic Estimates of High Costs.
Type: News Releases (Nov. 19, 2010)
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Comments on Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Jurisdiction-specific comments to leaders of Bay states and the District of Columbia, and the EPA, on the jurisdictions' Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 4, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang

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